Cast & Crew
Cowboy Tex Blaine and his pals decide to throw a scare into bad-tempered Dan Allen, the proprietor of the Custer Mercantile Co., to stop him from driving the ranchers out of Custer City. They don masks and ride to Allen's house, but the figure in the night they capture is Allen's niece, Mary Ann Perkins. Tex's friends retreat, but Tex remains to help Mary Ann, without revealing who they were trying to scare. She takes him to Allen's house, where the cranky old man is suffering from gout, and Tex asks her to marry him. She refuses and becomes furious upon discovering that Tex was after her uncle. She throws Tex out and soon after is ordered to leave herself by Allen, even though he really needs her help. The next day, Tex finds out that Mary Ann is gone and determines to find her. As Tex leaves, the sheriff chases him, and Tex, thinking that the pursuit has to do with Allen, attempts to flee. He is aided by two wandering cowboys who chase off the sheriff. The cowboys, Skinny Cassidy and Windy Wallace, tell Tex that they are "trouble busters" who love a good scrap and a problem to solve. They join him and soon the trio arrives in Placerville to search for Mary Ann. They go to the saloon, where local tough guy Big Bill Jarvis challenges Tex. Jarvis wins the fistfight but admires Tex's nerve and offers him a job. Tex accepts and Jarvis explains that he is involved in a dispute with another rancher over an oil-rich piece of land between their ranches. Meanwhile, Skinny and Windy are hired by a man who says he needs gun slingers, and they part company with Tex. They meet again, however, when the man, who is Mary Ann's cousin Jim, shoots at Tex from a cabin on the disputed land. Tex and the trouble busters then find out that the land does not belong to either of the combatants, for Mary Ann's father was leasing it from the government. After all the concerned parties check at the recorder's office and find that the land is indeed open for filing, a mad dash to file the claim begins. Jarvis ambushes Tex on the way, but Tex hijacks Allen's buggy and reaches the cabin as Jarvis is battling with Jim. Tex makes his claim and then trounces Bill in a fight. The trouble busters and the sheriff arrive, and the sheriff reveals that the reason for his pursuit of Tex is a letter he received for him. The letter states that Tex has inherited the Bar X ranch, run by Jarvis, and so Tex happily fires Jarvis. Jim examines Tex's claim and discovers that Tex made it in Mary Ann's name. The gesture touches Mary Ann, and she finally says yes when Tex again asks her to marry him.
William T. Burt
Dynamite, The Wonder Horse
Although there is a copyright statement on the opening title card of the viewed print, the film is not listed in the copyright catalog. The Film Daily review incorrectly lists editor S. Ray [sic] Luby as the cameraman. According to modern sources, Henry Roquemore played the doctor, and director Lew Collins cowrote the script with Oliver Drake.